Olympic committee to review mum and baby ticket rule
Post by Kelly Swift
on 26 January 2012 in Family & Finance
The committee for the 2012 London Olympics will look again at whether babies need to have their own tickets for events.
According to Labour MP Tessa Jowell, who is shadow minister for the Olympics and sits on the Games' organising committee, a rethink is underway in order to find a solution to allow new mothers to still attend events along with their babies.
A report by the Daily Mail said thousands of parents had complained about a policy which effectively banned newborns from attending, as rules state that each child, including babies, need their own ticket.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4's World at One programme yesterday, Miss Jowell said work "to find a solution" was underway.
She said: "What seems to have happened is that mums have had babies since they bought their tickets and have been led to understand that they would have to buy a ticket for their little baby.
"I talked to Locog [the organising committee] about this. This is a problem that they intend to solve so that wherever it is conceivably possible, little babies will go to the Games with their mums. This is an expression of our determination that this is a real family Games."
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